first post, be nice. I have something of a passion for old BSA rifles - i 'spose they are what i grew up with. However, knowledge of these old rifles is a little lacking in these parts. I am looking for advice on a BSA hunter-series rifle (with full length extractor) in essentially original condition. Sorry i don't have photos and am waiting on a serial (i'll have to buy the thing before i get photos). It is simply labelled BSA - no model name. It is a 243, and has a 24" full sporter-weight barrel, unported. Stock has a straight fore-end - no schnabel. Has white spacers. I'm figuring it will be about '56. The thing that has me puzzled is that i thought by the time they were chambering the 243, all their stocks had schnabels and they were all ported. However, there were such a profusion of models i find it difficult to work out which model exactly it is (i suspect with BSA rifles, some don't fit neatly into any recognised model description). From the description, is anyone able to give me advice as to which model they think it might be? Anyone know when they started chambering the 243?